24th April

…become a huge spreading tree in 20 years. Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ growing out of a holly hedge. Cercis

27th April

…planted have failed including the lovely trailing one (‘Appalacian Trails’). It died at Burncoose too after a few years of struggling. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’…

26th April

…hot sunny place which it likes. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalacian Red’ Meliosma veitchiorum just coming into leaf. Orange hairs on the stems of…

2nd June

…late to come into leaf but then… Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ Cercis canadensis ‘Forrest Pansy’ More flowers on Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’. Hydrangea ‘Ayesha’ A very late clump…

24th March

…a small tree. Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Akebia x pentaphylla now full out rather than just in bud as we saw 10 days ago. Akebia…

24th October

…appears autumnal.Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ is most striking on the drive. Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ The schima is still full out and receiving the strong winds….

28th May

…Wisteria ‘Violacea Plena’ Wisteria ‘Violacea Plena’ The first time Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ has flowered properly in Kennel Close. Quite a pale flower in reality. Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’ Cercis canadensis ‘Flame’…

17th July

…tail end flower on a clump of Rhododendron ‘Tally Ho’. Rhododendron ‘Tally Ho’ Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ with lovely secondary new growth leaf colours. Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ Cercis canadensis…

4th October

…Camellia ‘Dazzler’ now full out. Other Camellia sasanquas out today included ‘Hugh Evans’. Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Camellia ‘Dazzler’ Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ with its attractively mottled autumn leaves. Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby…

4th November

…not here today. It catches the west wind too much by Tin Garden. Cercis siliquastrum Cercis siliquastrum The Ghent azalea clumps in Kennel Close have had a tidy up and…